Game Of Thrones Season 8: Every Character Reunion In 'Winterfell'

Lula Sharp
April 16, 2019

Beware, spoilers lie ahead.

Game of Thrones season 8: Will Jon betray Daenerys now?

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The season premiere - one of the most anticipated television events in history - aired at 9 p.m. EST last night for millions of Game of Thrones fans across the U.S. (and indeed, over here, for those of us willing to stay up until 2am). At the end of season seven, a giant army of ice zombies called the White Walkers broke through the wall that separated the dead and the living for thousands of years. Admittedly, that's not the most ringing endorsement, but the Season 8 premiere really proved to me for a number of reasons that Dany is not fit for the top job, and Jon is the natural next choice. We'll be updating this as more callbacks are spotted, so feel free to note any we missed upon first viewing of the episode in the comments below! "But ... they brought it back to where it started", Green said. I'm not even referring to the scene in the trailer, where Daenerys reminds us who the Kingslayer is in this universe, but at something that we've been waiting for eight seasons to see.

The most-tweeted moment from Sunday's show came when popular "Thrones" character Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) learned the truth about his parents, and the fact that his love interest, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), is in fact his aunt. There is no doubt Sansa Stark is quite happy to see her brother but she does not look happy seeing the mother of Dragon. There were some real zingers, from Arya finally reuniting with Jon to Bran's cryptic prediction that might have gone over viewers' heads. When the camera pans to reveal a wide-eyed Arya watching Daenerys, Jon, Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann) and Gendry Waters (Joe Dempsie) march through Winterfell, the applause from the nonexistent live studio audience as they see their favorite characters reunite are almost audible. Will Bronn actually kill Tyrion and Jaime?

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